Newton Teacher Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

This seems to be a nation wide epidemic. More teachers arrested.

CBS Boston

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BOSTON (CBS) – A teacher in Newton has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Steven Chan, 57, of West Newton, was arrested Thursday night by Newton and State Police.

He pleaded not guilty Friday at his arraignment in Newton District Court on two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of dissemination.  He covered his face as the charges were read in court.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports
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The prosecutor said investigators found 27,000 pornographic images on computer hard drives taken from Chan’s home.

Chan’s lawyer, Christopher Shannon, implied that Chan may have inadvertently downloaded porn from “peer-to-peer” sites.

“There were zero pictures that he had produced himself,” Shannon said.

Chan, a married father with two children, is a math teacher at the F.A. Day Middle School and the boys’ gymnastics…

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